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exposure

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EtymologyEdit

expose +‎ -ure

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NounEdit

exposure (countable and uncountable, plural exposures)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55: 
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
    Limit your exposure to harsh chemicals.   Get as much exposure to a new language as you can.
  2. (countable, uncountable) That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view.
    They rented a cabin with a beautiful southern exposure.
  3. (uncountable) Lack of protection from weather or the elements.
    • 1993, Paul Chadwick, The Ugly Boy, Dark Horse Books
      As all of you know, a great tragedy occurred yesterday. Arthur Harcourt died of exposure sometimes in the morning in the woods off Mount Tom Road.
    The vagrant died of exposure.
  4. (photography) An instance of taking a photograph.
  5. (photography) The piece of film exposed to light.
  6. (photography) Details of the time and f-number used.
  7. (horticulture) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.

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